Brazilian state-run logistics and planning group EPL is looking to set up a new partnership with Spain to push transportation infrastructure projects in Brazil.

The group is in talks (pictured) with the directors of Spanish state-run engineering company Ingeniería y Economia de Transporte (Ineco), Brazil's transport ministry said in a release.

EPL's focus is to develop a concession model for waterways, a transport mode which is very little explored in Brazil, according to EPL president Eduardo de Castro.

"To accomplish our plan, we intend to take advantage of Ineco's knowledge in carrying out large infrastructure projects," de Castro said in the release.

Brazil's Tietê-Paraná waterway (CREDIT: Webtranspo).


More meetings are scheduled between the two, and EPL is actually eyeing the possibility of forming a special group of technicians from Spain to help carry out its agenda.

"We have a lot of experience in planning and could put together a group of infrastructure companies to find investment opportunities in Brazil," Ineco's Latin America director José Maria Liorente was quoted as saying in the release.

Although EPL's focus is on waterways, de Castro added that the group is also interested in Spanish know-how for new technologies in other transportation modes such as highways and railways.


Source: BNamericas